July 2021


Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show’s New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday.

“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident,” the statement said. “He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have stayed by his side. The Odenkirks would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of well wishes and ask for their privacy at this time as Bob works on his recovery.”

Odenkirk collapsed Tuesday on the Albuquerque set where the Breaking Bad spin-off is shooting its sixth and final season. Crew members called an ambulance that took the 58-year-old actor to a local hospital.

Shortly before the statement was released, Odenkirk’s son Nate, the elder of his two children, tweeted, “He’s going to be OK.”

The sixth season of the spin-off prequel to Breaking Bad is set to air on AMC next year. Both shows were shot in and mostly set in Albuquerque.

“Bob is someone we have known and been lucky enough to work with for a long time,” AMC said in a statement Wednesday night. “The immediate outpouring of affection and concern from fans around the world is a clear reflection of his immense talents and ability to both move and entertain people. Like everyone else, we are so grateful to know he is in stable condition and receiving excellent care. We are holding him close in our thoughts and wishing for a fast and full recovery.”

Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmys for playing the title character, a down-on-his-luck lawyer named Jimmy McGill who becomes increasingly corrupt and adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman, the “criminal lawyer” who appeared in dozens of episodes of Breaking Bad.

Michael McKean, Odenkirk’s co-star who played his brother on the Better Call Saul, was among many wishing Odenkirk well on social media during an anxious night and day where little news beyond his collapse and hospitalization was released.

“Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk,” McKean tweeted. “You got this, brother.”

Odenkirk’s Breaking Bad co-stars also showed their love and concern.

“Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning,” Bryan Cranston said on Instagram, along with a photo of himself with Odenkirk. “Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way.”

Cranston’s co-star Aaron Paul posted an Instagram picture of Odenkirk with the caption, “I love you my friend.”

Before the Saul role, which he also played on Breaking Bad, Odenkirk was best known for Mr. Show With Bob and David, the sketch comedy series he co-created with David Cross that originally aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998.

On Tuesday night, Cross tweeted, “Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He WILL get through this.”

Odenkirk has won two Emmys, for his writing on The Ben Stiller Show and on Saturday Night Live.

He has also appeared on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show and in the films The Post, Little Women and Nobody.

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The University of Alabama produces some of the most talented athletes in the world. It also produces some of the most fashionable athletes, including 2020 Heisman Trophy holder DeVonta Smith. 

Let’s start with his outfit for the Heisman ceremony. Not everyone can pull off a velvet tuxedo. For comparison, Mac Jones wore a traditional blue suit with a red tie to the Heisman ceremony. The blue suit was nice, but it conveys tradition. Jones is talented, and his style communicates that he is part of the legacy of the team rather than a standout star.

There’s nothing wrong with a traditional suit or tuxedo, but Smith’s wardrobe is a reflection of him. Everything Smith does is about excellence, and style is no exception. 

Next on the docket is the plaid number he wore for the 2021 NFL Draft. Over time, Smith has been bolder and more memorable with his suits. His Heisman tuxedo was stylish, but subtle. His draft suit, like his talent, made him stand out. 

Smith won an ESPY this year for “Best College Athlete, Men’s Sports.” He wore a light yellow suit with a black bowtie to the event. As a form of expression, his fashion sense matches his energy on the field. It’s striking, it’s different and it’s unforgettable. 

It’s easy for athletes to get lost in the shuffle. But style is a way to reclaim some of the individuality that’s lost to a team.

His style, compared to other athletes, shows a clear pattern. He upstages his contemporaries, even his own teammates. But Smith’s wardrobe doesn’t mean he isn’t a team player. It just means that he claims his personhood outside of his outstanding athleticism.  

Without individuality, athletes can struggle to adjust to life after sports — or outside of sports while they are still playing. Maintaining individuality, even in small ways, supports the development of a healthy identity. Other athletes should take notes from Smith. 

If there is a lesson to be taken from Smith’s wardrobe, it’s that fashion is a form of self-expression, and the impression one makes with their clothes can be almost as impactful as the impression made by their actions. Style is a way to claim your identity in a healthy and constructive manner, so if you want to wear a canary yellow suit, go for it.

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TUCSON (KVOA) – A midtown beauty school is offering some services to get your child looking their best for the first day of school.

Empire Beauty School is offering basic manicures, pedicures, haircuts, stylings and deep conditioning.

All free of charge for students headed back to school.

No appointments are needed and they are doing the free services until 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

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Dozens of models, designers and photographers from around the world will be exempted from quarantine rules in order to attend London Fashion Week.

Ministers agreed yesterday that people from amber-list countries who have not been doubly vaccinated will be allowed to enter Britain for the fashion industry’s premier event in September without the need to isolate on arrival.

Although similar exemptions were made for delegates to the G7 summit and football officials attending the Euros, this is the first time they have been made for an event that would not otherwise have been moved abroad.

Officials believe the change is crucial for the future of Britain’s £35 billion fashion industry, but it is likely to lead to pressure from other sectors for similar dispensations

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By Jeremy Redmon

This article is reprinted with permission from the AJC.

Since it opened in 2015, the Clarkston Community Health Center has attracted long lines of impoverished patients, at times becoming so busy that it has been forced to turn some away.

The volunteer-run nonprofit has provided free care to more than 5,500 immigrants, refugees and U.S.-born people without health insurance. Some have traveled from Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Waiting room at the Clarkston Community Health Center in 2018


Now that it has outgrown its 2,200-square-foot building in downtown Clarkston, in DeKalb County, the center is seeking to relocate and expand. Those plans got a big boost this week when a Texas philanthropist pledged $2.5 million for the effort. With that support, the center is preparing to build a much larger medical center just south of Clarkston at 4038 Rockbridge Road Southwest.

The news comes at a critical time for refugees who are fleeing armed conflicts and humanitarian crises abroad and for others who are sick or struggling financially amid the coronavirus pandemic. Georgia — which has the nation’s third-highest rate of uninsured people — is among the 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to all poor adults.

“People were lining up at 6 a.m. outside our clinic, and this was pre-COVID,” said Saeed Raees, the CEO and one of the co-founders of the clinic, which also provides dental care and operates a free pharmacy. “We need to grow because there is such a high need out there.”

In May 2020, DeKalb commissioners modified zoning conditions to allow for the new clinic. The next day, Raees’ center bought the 2.5-acre site for $360,000 from the Masjid Rahman Islamic Center.

Two vacant houses on the site must be demolished to make way for the clinic, Raees said. His center intends to seek a land disturbance permit to move forward with the project and hopes for the new clinic to begin operating by the end of next year.

A floor plan for the multimillion-dollar project shows numerous medical and dental examination rooms, a dental lab, a teaching kitchen and a pharmacy. Medical students and other volunteers will continue getting hands-on experience at the clinic, with serves patients who speak more than 30 languages and who are from more than 20 countries.

Dilshad Dhanani of Duluth is among the hundreds of people who have volunteered at the center.

“I have found true contentment results from contributing in any way to the wellbeing of others,” she said.

Struck by what she has experienced at the clinic, she spoke about it with her brother, Shoukat Dhanani, whose family businesses operate hundreds of Popeyes and Burger King restaurants and other enterprises, generating about $2.8 billion in annual revenue. She also sent him articles about the center, including one published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the perseverance of Dr. Gulshan Harjee, one of the clinic’s founders.

Dr. Gulshan Harjee examines Simeon Gahungu, who is from Burundi and who came to the U.S. as a refugee, at the Clarkston Community Health Center in 2017. Photo by Bita Honarvar


Shoukat Dhanani visited the clinic for the first time this month and pledged $2.5 million for its relocation. He will be joining its board of directors. For him, the charity is in keeping with his Islamic faith and a way to honor his parents, Hasan Ali and Daulat, and stepmother, Zubeda.

“I am an immigrant also. I have been through a lot of what immigrants go through,” said Shoukat Dhanani, who came to America from Pakistan for college. “We are fortunate enough and we are blessed that we are in a position to help other immigrants. So why not?”

He added: “Overall, helping humanity — that is the main thing.”

The clinic’s relocation and expansion has attracted support from DeKalb commissioners, including Ted Terry and Lorraine Cochran-Johnson.

“I am a huge advocate for the services they provide,” said Cochran-Johnson, who has visited the center and has helped fund it. “I feel they are honestly in many ways unknown by many residents of DeKalb County. And as a commissioner I have just sort of been on my own crusade to ensure that people are aware of this resource.”

Lance Hammonds, chairman of the Rockbridge Coalition, also spoke approvingly about the clinic’s plans.

“We need more health care in our community,” he said. “Having that medical center in the community gives great access to a lot of people.”

The clinic is seeking volunteers and donations so it can expand its services. Those interested can learn more at

Jeremy Redmon is an award-winning reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

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Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga continues to impress during pre-season as the youngster scored once again, this time against Brentford.

Elanga scored in the Premier League last season against Wolves and has been able to keep his momentum going with goals in pre-season against Queens Park Rangers and now a wonderful opener against Brentford.

United dominated the ball for a short period before an Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross found Elanga in the box. With the promising Swedish forward falling backwards, he connected with a picture perfect right footed volley into the bottom corner to send Reds fans wild in front of the biggest crowd in over 16 months.

United fans on social media were delighted with the form he’s been showing and with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting that he has a decision to make about whether Elanga goes on loan this summer, he’s not making it any easier.

United fans in the ground were ecstatic too as they sang away any cobwebs throughout the first half at Old Trafford.

Elanga has been linked with a loan move away but his performances during pre-season have seen the manager stand up and take notice. He has suggested that the 19-year-old could end up staying at the club and with the first-team for the first half of the season at least but a final decision is still yet to be made.

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Posted on July 28, 2021
| 2:08 p.m.

The Santa Maria Police Department, Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, and People for Leisure and Youth, Inc. (PLAY, Inc.) invite the community to spend an evening celebrating police-community camaraderie at National Night Out 2021, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Acquistapace Park, 1921 S. Wester.

Participants can show their support in the fight against crime, while enjoying free activities and demonstrations provided by local law enforcement, fire service and medical response agencies.

Free hotdogs and chips will be available courtesy of Kiwanis of Santa Maria-Noontime, while supplies last. In addition, informational booths, youth activities, a DJ, and live music will be part of the National Night Out event.

Direct questions to the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, 805-925-0951 ext. 2260.

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Mark Henry is a fan of Jacksonville, Florida All elite wrestling‘NS Double or nothing May.He was announced as a member of the new coach and commentary team for the company’s next new TNT show. Rampage..

After spending 25 years at WWE, “The World’s Strongest Man” was ready for new challenges and opportunities to support his beloved business. Fifty-year-old Texan decides to take his talent to a lively young company. Here, Henry explains why he jumped to AEW, coached young talent and grew up as an announcer.

How would you describe the atmosphere of AEW?

Mark Henry: As a teacher or mentor, it’s very rewarding because it feels like what you’re saying is accepted. Everything I did has been done on a one-to-one basis.I know Tony [Khan, president of AEW] a long time. I haven’t talked about wrestling because I was with another company, but I met him many times. It was the greatest gift that he was an open book. Many people can’t talk to their boss, just as I can talk to Tony.

What kind of influence do you think you have already had as a coach?

I feel that I have a really strong influence, especially on the big guys. For example, working with Will Hobbs. He has all the tools. He lacked the confidence and direction of how a big man would work. It takes time. Everyone expects AEW to become the world’s largest power overnight. It’s not how it works. Fortunately Tony understands that. He allows talent to grow at their own pace without that extra pressure.

Everyone can grow at a successful pace. Maxcaster is another big game. I have to tell Max, “Max, you’re £ 260. You’re a big guy. Don’t work small because few people work with you.” Not just in the wrestling space , I call it TMZ because I want to expand the entertainment space. Max is currently doing a weekly rap video for TMZ. That’s why we’re expanding within the entertainment media. It is effective.

Tell us about your look and feel Rampage compared to dynamite??

I can now say that there will be more humor by commenting on you. When it comes to shows, AEW is proud of its brand status. You know what you are trying to get with excitement and athleticism. I would like to make sure that it is more cautious and shocking to the system. I think AEW has already done that. My job is not to change anything. I remove a little dust and draw a cleaner picture. The business here is better than ever. Every day it soars forward.

I’m a big fan of Sirius XM’s Busted Open Show. How do you think your work there helped you to comment?

It is incredibly important that you can have a medium to talk to millions of people, they see your personality, listen to your thought flow, and who you are as a talent. You can get used to it. That’s important. The AEW audience is already there. You don’t have to build on it. All I have to do is go ahead and give them my perspective.

You are a game student and a professional wrestling historian.How do you prepare for the role of broadcasting? Rampage??

I’m working with Tony Schiavone Jim Ross Just as talent comes to me for advice on psychology and training habits. There is no difference. I want them to be mentorship and direction. I did some practice and test runs. It has been a huge success. I had a lot of fun doing it. I and Excalibur will really be at the forefront. It will be a team effort. Everyone, [Alex] Marbes, Jim Ross. Sometimes talent comes in and sits down together to make a table for three people or go to behind-the-scenes interviews.It will be visible sports Center-favorite.

There is an influx of new talent.What do you think of all this story CM punk And / or Daniel bryan Will you come in? How much game changer will it be for the company?

I think it would be great if that happened. I want to see it as a fan. But I don’t want to know. Do not say. Find out like a fan and be able to react like a fan. I’m not the type of gossip. You don’t roam the changing rooms trying to gossip. I don’t want that, but I think a gentleman or both gentlemen will be a breakthrough.When will they be able to do something with AEW Hulk Hogan And Bret Hart went from WWE to WCW. That will be a positive step. AEW doesn’t need it, but welcomes it.

You were a big supporter of what became AEW’s new community outreach team. Why is the new division of this company so important to your eyes?

I strongly supported education and participation in the community. AEW had no problem attracting the hearts and minds of young people. It’s a team effort. Captain Sean Dean is a military man, an Air Force captain, and plays a major role in the injured warrior project. The same is true for the Boys & Girls Club, which is close to my heart. Thunder Rosa is a Salvation Army volunteer and previously worked with them.

Everyone has achieved this and is pulling to bring this community activity together. It will bring older people to show them that we are not just a take-taker, but are participating in and donating to these communities.

You talked about returning to the ring. Who sees you as a potential enemy when you work with talent?

I pointed out Will Hobs and Max Caster as entry points, but Derby Allin and Ethan Page, Sunny Kiss and Sammy Guevara and other lists come to me. They want to know how other stars have reached the level of success they have gained. From the point of view of who I face, I have no clue. I don’t see that talent as a competitor. Since their success is our success, I see everyone as helping to raise these people as much as possible.

Do you think it’s almost time to see you lace up your boots again?

Not my point of view. You need to be in good physical condition. I’ve been a professional wrestler for 25 years, but it still hurts, so I’d like to avoid feeling it. I get there.

AEW dynamite, Wednesday, 8 / 7c, TNT

AEW Rampage, Premier Friday the 13th, 10 / 9c, TNT

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